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VIKINGS STADIUM: Design to be released May 13

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The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) announced Saturday that fans will catch a first glimpse at the new Vikings stadium on May 13.

A schematic design for the new, $975 million project will be presented at an MSFA board meeting next month at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

HKS Architects, the firm that won the bid to design the stadium, has already drawn up two futuristic design concepts. One channeled Disney World's Space Mountain, the other, the Olympic stadium in Beijing, but May 13 could reveal entirely different themes.

The multi-purpose stadium is already being considered as a host for future events. The Authority has met with the NFL and the NCAA, and MSFA chair Michele Kelm-Helgren said the stadium could see a Super Bowl as early as 2017. A Final Four basketball championship may also be in the works.

Kelm-Helgren said the new stadium will have the same number of seats as the Metrodome, but will be 50 percent larger in size.

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